Scott Lockwood scott at
Wed May 16 21:46:08 UTC 2007

Well, if you have an extra box handy, rsync -avzP /

and then once you've setup raid, rsync it back, but exclude your
fstab, /boot, etc. I've 'moved' boxes that way before. It takes a little
while, but it works great.

If you have sufficient space, you could use dd (dd if=/ of=backup.iso
bs=8192) and then move that off somewhere, and mount it to copy all of
your stuff back once you'd reinstalled.

I often will just rsync home off to another box, plus selected parts
of /etc/ (like /etc/apt/sources.list) and just reinstall.

On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 16:40 -0500, Ryan Nichols wrote:
> What is the best way to make a RAID 1 set out of my existing system? 
> I've got a 320GB Sata Drive and I want to add a 2nd one and make it 
> RAID... What is the best way to do this? I want to keep the data intact.
> Thanks,
> Ryan
Scott Lockwood

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